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COOLEEMEE ó Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, a 28-provider medical practice in Salisbury, has announced plans to open a medical clinic office in Cooleemee.
The office will be known as the Cooleemee Medical Clinic and will provide primary and urgent care for ages 8 and older.
Rowan Diagnostic Clinic has signed a lease with Novant for the office space at 143 Marginal St., formerly occupied by Dr. Zastrow. Opening date has been tentatively set for mid-October.
Dr. Chris Agner, senior partner of Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, said, ěRDC was asked by Dari Calwell, CEO of Rowan Regional Medical Center, to look at providing care to the people of Davie County through the Novant-owned office in Cooleemee. We have assembled a team that we feel can serve the people well.î
John Levis, a physician assistant, will join Nicole Ferrell, a family nurse practitioner, and Dr. Gautam Patel, a family practitioner and hospitalist, in the venture.
Levis is a longtime resident of the area and has provided medical care to patients of Rowan and Davie counties for more than 30 years. He has had a practice in Mocksville and will begin his RDC orientation and see patients Sept. 12.
Ferrell is also a local resident and has been providing care at the RDC main office for the past year.
Patel has worked with RDC as a hospitalist providing inpatient services at Rowan Regional Medical Center for the past year.
Levis and Ferrell will be available starting Sept. 12 to see patients at the main Salisbury office before the Cooleemee practice opens. Patel will see patients once the office is open.
Call 704-633-7220 for more information.
Three attend Genworth program
Mary Moose, Cathy Foster and Brandon Rogers of Victory Wealth Management Inc. in China Grove recently attended Genworth Financialís Mastery Program in Orlando, Fa.
The Mastery Program is a two-day training session with research from the industryís top experts.
Call 704-857-4924 to reach Victory Wealth Management, a financial planning firm located at 603 N. Main St., China Grove.
Local Comfort Keepers honored
Comfort Keepers of Salisbury was recognized for achieving status as the seventh top performing office in the Southeast region for July.
Comfort Keepers of Salisbury experienced a 27 percent growth from the first quarter of 2011 to the second quarter. ěWe are very excited to rank in the top 10 offices in our region for the second month in a row,î said Lori Eberly, owner of the Salisbury Comfort Keepers.
Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services. For more information, call 704-630-0370.
Cleaning Authorityís second year
The Cleaning Authority of Salisbury started professional, residential housing cleaning services to Rowan, Davidson, Davie and Cabarrus counties two years ago with two full-time employees. Today, the office employs 14 Certified Housecleaners that service more than 200 customers.
ěI wanted to provide the type of service I desperately needed while traveling for my previous career and provide employment opportunity in my community. I also wanted to give back to our community and have through Cleaning for a Reason.î says Catherine Garrett, owner.
Cleaning for a Reason is a national nonprofit foundation connecting professional cleaning services to women going through cancer treatment.
To discover why ěLifeís Too Short To Clean Your Own Homeî and to schedule your free in-home estimate, visit http://Salisbury. TheCleaningAuthority.com or call 704-603-4190.
New manager at Maurices
ALBEMARLE ó Danielle Clause is the new store manager at Maurices, a specialty clothing store with a 20-something attitude. Clause is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.
Ascena Retail Group Inc. is the parent company of more than 780 stores in 44 states.
Kinzey honored for nonprofit efforts
Ruth Kinzey, president of The Kinzey Company in Salisbury, received the Tall Pine Award from Camp Courageous of Iowa. She was recognized at the campís fundraiser, a Pineapple Gala, on Aug. 19, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
According to Executive Director Charlie Becker, Kinzey provided substantial public relations support during the early years of the Pineapple Gala and three-week pineapple sale fundraiser. Her efforts gained significant exposure for the campís major fundraising event at a time when it was becoming established.
Camp Courageous of Iowa provides year-round recreational and respite care facilities for individuals with special needs and their families.
Citizens South to get $20.5 million for small business loans
GASTONIA ó Kim S. Price, president and chief executive officer of Citizens South Banking Corp. has received preliminary approval to receive an investment up to $20.5 million in the companyís preferred stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund.
The fund is a voluntary program intended to encourage small business lending by providing capital to qualified community banks.
The bank will use the investment to repay TARP and make small business loans to assist in stimulating the economy.
Blues, Jazz Society seeks supporters
Business leaders are being asked to join sponsors and members in support of the Rowan Blues & Jazz Society, which is ědedicated to preserve, promote and present the art forms of blues and jazz music with emphasis on musical performances by musicians from the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.î
Members are entitled to discounts at society events, advance notice of special events and the chance to meet other blues and jazz lovers.
Call 704-636-2811 for more information.
Membership levels:
Individual: $30
Couples: $45
Patron: $100
Friends of RBJS: $250
This yearís festival is Oct. 15 at the corner of Church and Fisher streets.
Tickets are $15. Visit http://rowanbluesandjazz.com/ for more information or email rbjs@carolina.rr.com
Submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to bizbriefs@salisburypost.com. Include a daytime phone number.

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